conjugated linoleic acid


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conjugated linoleic acid

Abbreviation: CLA
Any of the isomers of linoleic acid effective against cancer, obesity, diabetes, and atheromata in laboratory rodents. CLAs have not been shown to have similar beneficial effects in humans.
See also: acid
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The results indicated that manipulating the diet of dairy cows significantly increased levels of conjugated linoleic acid in milk fatty acids (2.
Conjugated linoleic acids as functional food: an insight into their health benefits.
Excessive dietary conjugated linoleic acid affects hepatic lipid content and muscular fatty acid composition in young chicks.
Inverse association between dietary and serum conjugated linoleic acid and risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Whigham, "A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Conjugated Linoleic Acid on Fat-Free Mass in Humans," Appl.
Conjugated linoleic acid is a naturally occurring fatty acid which helps lower the amount of fat normally stored after meals, helping the body to break down and use fat efficiently.
Previous studies demonstrated the ability of conjugated linoleic acid to bind to PPAR gamma and alter the expression of some genes regulated by an estrogen response element (ERE) (Stoll, 2002).
Conjugated linoleic acid in butterfat is a powerful protection against cancer.
As gingko biloba and conjugated linoleic acid make the shopping lists of more and more consumers, several new seals of approval are surfacing on food supplement labels.
This article will focus upon the health effects of the essential fatty acid supplement, GLA from borage oil and evening primrose oil, the novel fatty acid conjugated linoleic acid and specific important herbal products.